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LibriVox - founded in 2005 - is a community of volunteers from all over the world who record public domain texts: poetry, short stories, whole books, even dramatic works, in many different languages. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain in the USA and available as free downloads on the internet. If you are not in the USA, please check your country's copyright law before downloading.



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Librivox recording of The Odyssey , by Homer (transl. Samuel Butler). The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad ), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 BC. The poem is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad , and concerns the events that befall the Greek hero Odysseus in his long journey back to his native land Ithaca after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to return to his native land of Ithaca after...
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by Unknown
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LibriVox recording of Beowulf by an unknown author (translated by Francis Barton Gummere). Read in English by Tad E. Beowulf was composed by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet. Francis Barton Gummere translates this beautiful poem. Beowulf is an epic poem. The main character, Beowulf, proves himself a hero as he battles against supernatural demons and beasts. (Summary by Tad E.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Dante Alighieri
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LibriVox recording of The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri. Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of Beowulf, translated by Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919). This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior who saves the Spear-Danes from the terrible monster Grendel and his venomous mother. Long a mainstay of English Literature 101 courses at universities around the world, it is not only one of the oldest, but one of the most exciting English folktales ever...
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LibriVox 8th Anniversary Collection. For the past few years we have celebrated the anniversary of LibriVox with a collection loosely themed on the number of the anniversary year. This year is no exception. Readers have contributed 88 recordings in Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Polish and Yiddish, and this feast of fiction, poetry, essays, articles and musical items ranges from lectures to love letters, science to songs, travel to taxes, and politics to pirates, spiced with a dash of...
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LibriVox recording of A Day With Great Poets by . Read in English by Bob Gonzalez; ToddHW; CaprishaPage; Lucretia B.; Libby Gohn; Marie Hoffman Who was John Milton? The author of Paradise Lost you say? Well, certainly, but he was also a man, going about his daily life like any of us in 17th century England, (except that he was a genius of course). Take time to read about a day in his life and learn more about him and his likes, dislikes, background and proclivities. Also, the same with Samuel...
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by Burt, Mary E.
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LibriVox recording of Poems Every Child Should Know, edited by Mary E. Burt. Read by Kara Shallenberg. This anthology of poetry, published in 1904, contains such favorites as The Raven, My Shadow, and The Village Blacksmith, as well as many lovely poems that may be unfamiliar. Most of the poems in this collection are short enough for children to memorize. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go...
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LibriVox public domain recording of a Christmas Poetry and Hymn Collection collected and read by Douglas D. Anderson . This collection includes 40 different Christmas carols collected and read by Douglas D. Anderson, the creator of The Hymns and Carols of Christmas website, a public-domain collection of Christmas music containing over 2,600 hymns, carols and songs. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (40MB)
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by Walt Whitman
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Librivox recording of Leaves of Grass , by Walt Whitman. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. American poet Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass , is a collection of poems notable for its frank delight in and praise of the senses, during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. Where much previous poetry, especially English, relied on symbolism, allegory, and meditation on the religious and spiritual, Leaves of Grass exalted the body and the material world. Whitman was inspired to...
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by Chris Goringe For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org Download M4B (4MB)
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by Homer
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LibriVox recording of Homer's Iliad translated by Samuel Butler, read by LibriVox volunteers. The Iliad, together with the Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the Greek language, making it the first work of European literature. The existence of a single author for the poems is disputed as the poems themselves show...
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LibriVox recording of 7th Anniversary Collection by various authors and in various languages To celebrate the 7 years of LibriVox , readers from all around the world have recorded 77 works they have selected, all of which have 7 in their title.We hope you enjoy the amazing mixture they have come up with. For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian’s beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil’s, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry’s world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are...
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Librivox 2006 Christmas Short Works Colletion containing public domain short stories, essays, poems, and scripture passages recorded by a variety of LibriVox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . M4B format available
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by Louise Imogen Guiney
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LibriVox recording of "England and Yesterday" by Louise Imogen Guiney. Read in English by Tomas Peter; Sonia; Eva Davis; Bruce Kachuk; Nemo; RecordingPerson; Melanie T Louise Imogen Guiney was an American poet, well-connected in the art of her time. Much of her life was spent in England, mostly at London and Oxford. This volume of poems contains, among other poems, 24 sonnets written in those two cities. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text,...
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by John Milton
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Paradise Lost is the first epic of English literature written in the classical style. John Milton saw himself as the intellectual heir of Homer, Virgil, and Dante, and sought to create a work of art which fully represented the most basic tenets of the Protestant faith. His work, which was dictated from memory and transcribed by his daughter, remains as one of the most powerful English poems. (Summary by Caeristhiona) This is a recording of the text of Milton's first edition of 1667, which had...
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by Dante Alighieri
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LibriVox recording of La Vita Nuova by Dante Alighieri. Read in Italian by Mary J In quella parte del libro della mia memoria dinanzi alla quale poco si potrebbe leggere, si trova una rubrica la quale dice Incipit Vita Nova. Sotto la quale rubrica io trovo scritte le parole le quali è mio intendimento d'asemplare in questo libello, e se non tutte, almeno la loro sentenzia. - Summary by Dante Alighieri, Vita Nuova For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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The First LibriVox Multilingual Poetry Collection, where LibriVox volunteers read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other than English. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the authors and the LibriVox readers, and has links to the texts. For more information on LibriVox, or to volunteer, please see: http://librivox.org/ M4B Audiobook (18MB)
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of 37 American poems, selected and read by Bellona Times. Here are 37 distinctively American poems, covering the mid-17th - early 20th Centuries, from Anne Bradstreet to Dorothy Parker's sole PD work. (Summary by Bellona Times) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 different recordings of Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight by Vachel Lindsay. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of February 18th, 2007. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/abraham-lincoln-walks-at-midnight-by-vachel-lindsay . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (10MB)
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by Dante Alighieri
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Librivox recording of La Divina Commedia , by Dante Alighieri. La Divina Commedia , originalmente Commedìa , è un poema di Dante Alighieri, capolavoro del poeta fiorentino, considerata la più importante testimonianza letteraria della civiltà medievale e una delle più grandi opere della letteratura universale. É diviso in tre parti chiamate cantiche: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso; il poeta immagina di compiervi un viaggio ultraterreno. Il poema, pur continuando i modi caratteristici della...
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LibriVox 6th Anniversary Collection. What do you do for a sixth anniversary? We challenged our readers to find any short works which had ’six’ in the title – in any language. The result? LibriVox in all its glorious diversity: sixty-six recordings of poetry, song, short stories, folktales, science fiction, historical documents, travel, art, science and mathematics, in Dutch, English, French and German, from Euclid to the Ziegfeld Follies. (Summary by Ruth Golding) For full details of...
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by Andrew Marvell
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LibriVox volunteers bring you eleven different recordings of To His Coy Mistress, by Andrew Marvell. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of July 23th, 2006. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page http://librivox.org/to-his-coy-mistress-by-andrew-marvell/ For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (15MB)
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by Edmund Spenser
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LibriVox recording of Amoretti, by Edmund Spenser. Read by Leonard Wilson. The Amoretti (little love poems) is a sequence of 89 sonnets written in the tradition of the Petrarchan sonnets, a popular form for poets of the Renaissance period. Spenser’s sequence has been largely neglected in modern times, while those of his contemporaries William Shakespeare and Sir Philip Sidney have been acclaimed. However, because of the artistic skill, along with the emotion and the humor exhibited, these...
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LibriVox recording of The Iliad by Homer. (Translated by Alexander Pope.) Read in English by Steven R. Perkins; Jan Moorehouse Homer’s Iliad is the first great work of Western literature. Composed in twenty-four books of Greek hexameter poetry, it portrays the events of the last year of the Trojan War. Its translation into rhyming couplets by Alexander Pope is considered by some the greatest act of translation in English. Its power sweeps the reader along through an epic tale that begins with...
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Librivox's Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 001: eine Sammlung 20 deutscher Gedichte für LibriVox. Weitere Informationen über die Leser und die Texte für die Gedichte finden sich auf unserer Katalogseite: http://librivox.org/sammlung-deutscher-gedichte-001/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Buch in M4B Format
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Three Hundred Tang Poems, Volume 1, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the authors, the titles in English and the LibriVox readers. There are also links to the texts in Chinese and English. The Tang Dynasty (618 to 907) was a golden age of Chinese culture: religion and philosophy, painting and calligraphy, sculpture, architecture and music all reached peaks of perfection. Poetry was the epitome of the arts: a scholastic requirement, a route...
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by Ignacy Krasicki
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LibriVox recording of Antymonachomachia, by Ignacy Krasicki. Read by Piotr Nater. Poemat opowiada o reakcjach mnichów do których klasztoru Niezgoda podrzuciła Monachomachię. Pozornie odwołując zarzuty wypowiedziane w Monachomachii, autor ponownie dokonuje krytyki sposobu życia zakonników, którzy w obliczu ataku przybierają różne postawy począwszy od otwarcie wojowniczej do ugodowej. (Summary by Piotr Nater) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Rudyard Kipling
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Librivox recording of If , by Rudyard Kipling. For information about our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/if-by-rudyard-kipling/ Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of January 29, 2006: This popular piece was voted Britain's favourite poem in a BBC opinion poll in 1995. (Summary from Wikipedia) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (18MB)
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LibriVox recording of Multilingual Short Works Collection 020 - Poetry & Prose by Various. Read in Multilingual by Roberto Kingsley; Christiane Jehanne; Sonia; stayupallnight; Kevin Stroud; Piotr Nater; Leni; Livia F.; Lika; Epachuko This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. 01 - Esperanto - La Feino key words: prose, fairy tales 02 - Esperanto -...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 001: a collection of 29 public-domain poems. Abou Ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt, read by Peter Yearsley The Artilleryman by Walt Whitman, read by Jon Ingram As Kingfishers Catch Fire by G. M. Hopkins, read by Dave Foss Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson, read by wedschild Casabianca by Felicia Hemans, read by John Hicken Christmas Bells by H. W. Longfellow, read by pkolter I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud by William Wordsworth, read by Aldon Hynes A...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Three Things by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  June 24, 2018. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; tovarisch; Kathrine Engan; Kate Vaws; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson and RajVO. Her final words in her autobiography The Worlds and I: "From this mighty storehouse (of God, and the hierarchies of Spiritual Beings) we may gather wisdom...
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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Librivox recording of Edgar Allan Poe Poems by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by Shurtagal. Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) is widely famed as one of the greatest writers of all time. He is best known for his works of horror, such as "The Tell Tale Heart." However, and this is less known, Poe also wrote many love poems. In this collection of forty-eight poems by Edgar Allan Poe we will go through a wide variety of themes, from horror and raw creepiness in "The Raven" to pure love in...
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by Madison Cawein
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Don Quixote by Madison Cawein.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 24, 2015. Madison Julius Cawein was born in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating from high school, Cawein worked in a pool hall in Louisville as a cashier in Waddill's New-market, which also served as a gambling house. He worked there for six years, saving his pay so he could return home to write. His output was thirty-six books and 1,500 poems. His writing presented...
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by Alexander Pushkin
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LibriVox recording of Krasavitse by Alexander Pushkin. Read by Yakovlev Valery Krasavitse , Kotoraya Niuhala Tabak (To a Beautiful woman, Who Was Smelling Tobacco) is a small poem written by Alexander Pushkin, a famous Fussian poet well known outside the Russia. The author describes in a fun and artistic way the conflict between an image inside of his head of the beautiful and lovely women on the one hand, and her action - smelling tobacco - on the other hand! Can anyone imagine the more...
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by Gerard Nolst Trenité
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This is a LibriVox Fortnightly Poetry from December 7, 2008. The Chaos, by Gerard Nolst Trenité. "The Chaos" is a poem which demonstrates the irregularity of English spelling and pronunciation, written by Gerard Nolst Trenité (1870-1946), also known under the pseudonym Charivarius. It first appeared in an appendix to the author's 1920 textbook Drop Your Foreign Accent: engelsche uitspraakoefeningen. (From Wikipedia) Librivox catalog page HERE . For more information, or to volunteer,...
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by Aristotle
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Librivox recording of Poetics , by Aristotle. Read by Robert Foster Aristotle's Poetics from the 4th century B.C. aims to give a short study of storytelling. It discusses things like unity of plot, reversal of situation, and character in the context of Greek tragedy, comedy and epic poetry. But it still applies today. It is especially popular with screenwriters as seen in many script gurus' how-to books. (Summary by Robert Foster) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 34 different recordings of Jabberwocky , by Lewis Carroll. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of January 21st, 2007. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/jabberwocky-by-lewis-carroll/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (26MB)
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Librivox 's Short Poetry Collection 002 -- a collection of 22 public domain poems. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org Download M4B (27mb)
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox recording of Art and Heart , by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/art-and-heart-by-ella-wheeler-wilcox/ . This special poetry collection was assembled to celebrate the first anniversary of the creation of LibriVox. LibriVox volunteers bring you 38 different recordings of Art and Heart , by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This poem, originally suggested by Betsie Bush , was chosen for this special collection due to a...
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Librivox recording of Songs of Innocence and Experience , by William Blake. William Blake's volume of poetry entitled Songs of Innocence and Experience is the embodiment of his belief that innocence and experience were "the two contrary states of the human soul," and that true innocence was impossible without experience. Songs of Innocence contains poems either written from the perspective of children or written about them. Many of the poems appearing in Songs of Innocence have a...
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by William Shakespeare
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Librivox recording of Sonnets, by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare's sonnets comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. (Summary from wikipedia.org) Read by: Sonnets 1-10: Annie Coleman Sonnets 11-20: Tyler Breisacher Sonnets 21-30: Greg, Jean-Francois, Hugh, Oana, Adrian, Wilson, Mike Sonnets 31-40: Ben Lee Sonnets 41-50: Nikolle Doolin Sonnets 51-60: Chris Goringe Sonnets 61-70: Gord Mackenzie Sonnets 71-80: Annie...
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by Owen, Wilfred
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 different recordings of Anthem for Doomed Youth , by Wilfred Owen, in honor of Veteran’s Day , Remembrance Day , and Armistice Day , 2006. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of November 5th. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/anthem-for-doomed-youth-by-wilfred-owen/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (7MB)
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by Ezra Pound
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Librivox recording of Cathay, translated by Ezra Pound. Read by Alan Davis-Drake. The Cathay poems appeared in a slim volume in 1915. They are, in effect, Ezra Pound’s English translations/interpretations from notebooks written by the Japanese scholar Ernest Fenollosa. Pound, not knowing any Chinese or Japanese at all, promptly created a new and somewhat complex style of translation, as he had done with words from several other languages. The Cathay poems are primarily written by the Chinese...
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Psalms, King James Version. Read by volunteer readers. The Book of Psalms, commonly referred to simply as Psalms, is a book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Bible. Taken together, its 150 poems "express virtually the full range of Israel's religious faith." They each have a poetic character with frequent use of parallelism. In addition to the title of the collection, which translates as "song" or "hymns" from both Hebrew and...
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LibriVox recording of Monachomachia czyli wojna mnichów, by Ignacy Krasicki. Read by Piotr Nater. Monachomachia, czyli Wojna mnichów to poemat heroikomiczny autorstwa Ignacego Krasickiego wydany po raz pierwszy anonimowo w 1778. Jego tematem jest walka pomiędzy mnichami, a przedstawienie sporu mnichów w utworze naznaczone jest groteskowym humorem. Jednocześnie Monachomachia jest ostrą satyrą, krytyką ukrytą pod kostiumem zabawnych postaci. (Źródło: Wikipedia) For further...
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by Francois Maynard
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LibriVox volunteers bring you ten different recordings of Epigramme, by Francois Maynard. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of July 9th, 2006. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/epigramme-by-francois-maynard/ . (Summary by Annie Coleman) For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (4MB)
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by Virna Sheard
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9 recordings of When Christmas Comes by Virna Sheard. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  December 17, 2017. Read in English by nighthawks; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; MaryAnn; Nemo; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Virna Stanton was born in Cobourg, Ontario, the daughter of Elizabeth Butler Stanton and Eldridge Stanton, a photographer. Her brother Eldridge Stanton Jr. and his wife both died at Niagara Falls, in the Ice Bridge...
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by Unknown
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LibriVox volunteers bring you eight different recordings of Psalm 133, to celebrate United Nations Day . This was the weekly poetry project for the week of October 22nd, 2006. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/psalm-133/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (3MB)
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 003: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (19mb)
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by Josephine Preston Peabody
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LibriVox recording of The Book of the Little Past by Josephine Preston Peabody. Read in English by Sonia; BettyB; RecordingPerson; Patrick Saville; Jason in Panama This is a very cute little book of children's poetry. All poems are short and suitable for very young children to read or listen to. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Alaric Alexander Watts
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 different recordings of The Siege of Belgrade by Alaric Alexander Watts. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of May 25th, 2008. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-siege-of-belgrade-by-alaric-alexander-watts/ . For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (8MB)
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 30, 2107. Read in English by Antonio Soto Patiño; Burt Culver; Bruce Kachuk; dg73; David Lawrence; Joy Baker; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Sonia; Tony Addison and Tomas Peter. Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 013: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-013/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (10mb)
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by John Masefield
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LibriVox volunteers bring you nine different recordings of A Ballad of John Silver , by John Masefield, to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day . This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 17th, 2006. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/a-ballad-of-john-silver-by-john-masefield/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (9MB)
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by C.S. Lewis
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Librivox recording of Spirits in Bondage: a cycle of lyrics , by C.S. Lewis. Read by Robert Garrison Spirits in Bondage is C.S. Lewis's first book and the first of his works to be available in the public domain. It was released in 1919 under the pseudonym of Clive Hamilton and was written in a period of darker thought for C.S. Lewis than was later evidenced in his Christian apologist writings. The darkness of the verse is most evident in Part One (The Prison House), begins to change in the...
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by Rainer Maria Rilke
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LibriVox recording of Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. (Translated by Jessie Lemont.) Read in English by Eva Davis A concise collection of poems translated from the great German poet Rilke into formal English verse. Although the translation may be freer than some modern texts, this selection, which spans early and later writings and includes a preface refreshingly focused on the poet's artistic development, provides a nice entrée into Rilke's world. (Summary by Eva Davis) For further information,...
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 168 by Various. This is a collection of 40 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for May 2017. It includes: A Conservative , by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Ad Infinitum , by William Carlos Williams Carmen de Boheme , by Hart Crane Christine , by Richard Middleton A Christmas Carol for 1862 , by George MacDonald Come not, when I am dead , by Alfred, Lord Tennyson The Flooded Hut of the Mississippi , by Samuel Lover Grass , by Carl Sandburg...
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by Kate Slaughter McKinney
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LibriVox recording of Katydid's Poems by Kate Slaughter McKinney. Read in English by Kirby Wheatland; Nemo; Melissa Perry; FraserP; Larry Wilson; PatsyAnn; Eva Davis; Felicity12; Minnie This is a volume of poems by Kate Slaughter McKinney, poet laureate of the State of Alabama of 1931, who often went by the pen-name Katydid. The poems are cute and amusing, children will enjoy them. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 024: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-024/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (15mb)
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Read by Chris Hughes. Shakespeare's Sonnets, or simply The Sonnets, comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form written by William Shakespeare that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. The poems were probably written over a period of several years. (Summary from wikipedia) For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Ruben Dario
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LibriVox recording of Simplemente Dario by Ruben Dario. Recording by Arturo. Esta es una colleccion de poemas de Ruben Dario. This is a collection of poems by Ruben Dario. (Summary by Arturo) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (10MB)
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by T. W. H. Crosland
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of To The Next Christmas by T. W. H. Crosland. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  December 10, 2107. Read in English by nighthawks; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Elanor; Newgatenovelist; fshort; MaryAnn; Nemo; Phil Schempf and Tomas Peter. Thomas William Hodgson Crosland was a British author, poet, journalist and friend of royalty. Thomas was a humanitarian who frequently wrote in his poems about the impoverished and sick and...
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by Edgar Lee Masters
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LibriVox public domain recording of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology . Spoon River Anthology (1915), by Edgar Lee Masters, is a collection of unusual, short, free-form poems that collectively describe the life of the fictional small town of Spoon River, named after the real Spoon River that ran near Masters’ hometown. The collection includes two hundred and twelve separate characters, all providing two-hundred forty-four soliloquies. Each poem is an epitaph of a dead citizen,...
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by Madison Cawein
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LibriVox recording of Weeds by the Wall: Verses by Madison Cawein. Read in English by Mitch Ruth; Mark F. Smith; Sonia; pmohan; Jason in Panama; Bruce Kachuk; Amy Gramour; Esraa El-Brawany; Kathleen Moore; Kyle Cox; Jon Burton; Larry Wilson This is a volume of verses by Madison Julius Cawein. This volume contains several poems of the dream-like quality for which Cawein was so famous. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Caroline Norton
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Librivox 's weekly poetry project for the week of January 2, 2006: I Do Not Love Thee, by Caroline Norton. For information about our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/i-do-not-love-thee-by-caroline-norton/ For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (17MB)
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by Translated by F. Max Muller
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LibriVox recording of Dhammapeda, translated by F. Max Muller. The Dhammapada is is a Buddhist scripture, containing 423 verses in 26 categories. According to tradition, these are verses spoken by the Buddha on various occasions, most of which deal with ethics. It is is considered one of the most important pieces of Theravada literature. Despite this, the Dhammapada is read by many Mahayana Buddhists and remains a very popular text across all schools of Buddhism. - Excerpted from Wikipedia For...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 006: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-006/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (20mb)
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 165 by Various. This is a collection of 28 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for February 2017. It includes: Aedh wishes for the Cloths of Heaven, by William Butler Yeats Be Still. The Hanging Gardens Were a Dream, by Trumbull Stickney Bury Me in a Free Land, by Frances E. W. Harper Chicago, by Carl Sandburg Childhood, by Richard Aldington Circumstance, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson A Dirge, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson A Dream of Italy, by...
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by Sara Teasdale
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LibriVox recording of The Old Maid by Sara Teasdale. Read in English by Claudia Salto; Kalif Storch; David Lawrence; Diana Majlinger; debolee; Jannie Meisberger; Julia Niedermaier; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Pam Castille LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The Old Maid by Sara Teasdale. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 8, 2013. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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LibriVox recording of Hymns of the Christian Church. A collection of classic Christian hymns spanning the centuries. Some LibriVox volunteers read the hymns; others sung them. (Summary by Leon Mire) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (40MB)
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by Robert Frost
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Librivox recording of Selected Poems by Robert Frost, as chosen and read by Becky Miller, Canal Winchester, Ohio. Robert Frost, who lived from March 26, 1874 to January 29, 1963, was a winner of 4 Pulitzer prizes and one of America’s best loved poets. This selection of his poems is a short walk through the variety of his simplistic natural themes and complex social understandings. (Summary by Becky Miller, Canal Winchester, Ohio) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Nixon Waterman
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LibriVox recording of Sonnets of a Budding Bard by Nixon Waterman. Read in English by Sonia; Scotty Smith; Syan Bateman; mas192; Larry Wilson; Kalynda; Jason in Panama This is a volume of 25 sonnets by American poet Nixon Waterman. The sonnets are written from the perspective of a school boy, and are very humorous, supported by some excellent illustrations by John A. Williams. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of December 18th-24th, 2005: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit from St. Nicholas), by Clement C. Moore. Read by: Annie Coleman Betsie Bush Chris Goringe Grace and Brad Bush Kara Shallenberg Peter Yearsley Squiddhartha Sam Lipten Sean Randall For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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LibriVox recording of Erotica Romana, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Read by:A. E. Maroney Also known as the "Roman Elegies," Erotica Romana is von Goethe's literary tribute to human sexuality and eroticism. Written in 24 elegies to emulate classical Roman elegy writers such as Tibullus, Propertius, and Catullus, von Goethe creates a lyrical work of art that has often been subject to censorship. (Summary by Adam E. Maroney) For further information, including links to online text,...
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